Follow up of a Petition Hearing of a father at the Petition Committee of the European Parliament on 3rd December 2015 about violation of European Union Law through a EU member state. The first petition hearing was on 19th March 2014 and the 2nd petition hearing on 11th Nov 2014. Both are also available on archive.org
This father reports about having a UK registered court orders for contact with his child since June 2009 in England.
As there was nearly no contact between father and child between 2009 and 2014 (ongoing) and definitely not the monthly 10 hours respectively 5 days/month contact as given by the foreign Family Court the European Commission has been informed about the situation in March 2010.
But there was no activity from European Commission who is factually the Government on the European Union for this kind of affairs.
In the 3rd petition hearing it again came out that the European Commission has never contacted the member state United Kingdom about this.
In this case since 2009 there have been around 22 Court hearings in around 26 hearing days at London High Court Family Division where the father repeatedly requested to support and enforce contact with his child.
It came out that the European Commission, who had been requested through the European Parliaments Petition committee on 19th March 2014 and again on 11th Nov 2014 to contact the Member State United Kingdom to request further details on the situation and to start infringement proceedings in violation of European Union law (2201/2003/EC & EU Charter of Fundamental Rights) has not done this.
Further it was reported through the European Commission that there has been a public consultation of the existing Brussels IIa regulation which is EU law under EC2201/2003.
Also it was reported that the European Commission had already collected 28 reports from the EU member states.
August 12, 2016 Subject:
MEP Present at the hearing - who decided about closing
The MEPs who decided, on the request of Cecilia Wikstrom, to close the petition:
Cecilia Wikström (Chair, ALDE, SV);
Eleonara Evi (EFDD, IT);
Tatjana Ždanoka (Greens/EFA, LV);
Julia Pitera (EPP, PL);
Jude Kirton-Darling (S&D, UK);
Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea (ALDE, ES)
Anja Hazekamp (GUE/NGL, NL).
Some of them did not agree.